J Street has been a breath of fresh air when it comes to Israel's relations with the US and the middle east. I helped them prepare for their conference doing menial tasks, however it gave me an insight into how hard everyone there works and how passionate they are about making clear J Street's goals to the public. I was impressed by the speaker diversity and notoriety they secured for the conference, as well as the high attendance and all with a limited staff. I followed the conference via streaming coverage on the web. The conference gave a feeling of hope about the future of the middle east after seeing J Street's solidarity with President Obama's views in that region. J Street is mobilizing the public, giving us a megaphone so we can compete with the conservative Israel lobby that has too long controlled policy on Capitol Hill.
I support Jewish values that teach us to love the stranger and oppose oppression. The security and strength of Israel is tied to the well-being and healing of Palestine, and I am delighted to support an organization that recognizes this interconnection. J Street, in its promotion of peace, justice and a two state solution to the conflict, is such an organization.
The constant state of bloody conflict hurts Israel and tugs at the heart of every Jew. J Street has a sensible position on achieving peace while preserving Israel as a democratic Jewish state. The time is now.
J Street has brought much-needed sanity into the arena. It is replacing cynicism with cautious optimism. J Street represents the future.
Israel needs peace for security, and J Street offers a way forward. Security for Israel is security for the U.S; peace for Israel is the only path to real security. J Street has the right approach. I read J Street news a lot, and forward it to many friends and family--because they are doing very good, promising work.
As an Israeli, I stand with J Street because I don't want my grandchildren to have to go to war to protect Israel. The best form of security for my country is a peace agreement.
"I stand with J Street because J Street is an oasis of just, compassionate, reasonable, practical, and fact-based advocacy for a Middle East peace solution. With a level-headed tone and a positive message that respects the rights of both Palestinians and Israelis, J Street is a decidedly affirmative force in international affairs, a voice of post-sectarian light and reason among lobbyists. J Street deserves the overwhelming support of the American people."
"I stand with J Street because they take a reasonable position to help address Mideast tensions and look for peaceful resolutions to the conflicts in that part of the world."